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SpaceX Conducts Falcon 9 Static Fire Test for 12th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission’s Monday Launch

SpaceX completed Thursday a static fire test on Falcon 9 rocket’s Merlin 1D engines at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the Monday launch of the Dragon spacecraft as part of the company’s 12th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday. The spacecraft …

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Orbital ATK, Air Force Test Solid Rocket Motor; Charlie Precourt Comments

Orbital ATK and the U.S. Air Force have completed a static fire test on a solid rocket motor designed for installation into the Air Force’s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent system. The test checked the Medium-Class Stage III rocket motor’s propellant, motor thrust reversal/thrust termination system and nozzle with electro-mechanical thrust vector control, …

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